The Four Steps to Expertise and Meaningful Contribution

There is a common paradigm for thinking about developing expertise that is built around consciousness and competence. The basic idea is that when we first begin doing something, we are unconsciously incompetent, i.e. we simply do not know how bad we are at doing...

Why I Read and Why I’m Reading Less in 2020

In case you hadn’t guessed already – I really love to read, and as far as I can remember always have. Reading is even listed as its own line item on my resume under ‘Personal Interests’ followed closely after by golf and travel. I frequently...

Books Read – Q4’19

Happy Holidays Everyone Heading in to year-end, I wanted to provide a final update on the books I’ve read this year.  Previous posts covered the First Half of 2019 and Q3’19.  I’m reading one longer book right now, and I do not anticipate wrapping it...
Books Read – Third Quarter 2019

Books Read – Third Quarter 2019

Happy October and Happy Q4! In early July, I published a list of books I had read in the first half of 2019.  (link here) As I regularly get requests for book recommendations, I wanted to provide an updated list of what I spent my time reading during the third...
Reading List – First Half of 2019

Reading List – First Half of 2019

It has been a little while since I have posted an updated list of what I am reading / have read so far this year. I had aspirations of getting this list published before the start of summer, but sadly that did not happen.  I have tried to group the books into some...
Books Read – Third Quarter 2019

My Favorite Reads of 2018

Well, I didn’t plan to read as much in 2018 as I did. Nevertheless, I finished 47 books this year – just shy of a personal record. Generally, I don’t enjoy reading that many books, as it becomes difficult to keep them all straight / remember salient details.  But, I...